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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, The Sage, Gateshead

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With an incredible second album under their belts it’s no wonder that Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are selling out shows across the country. Tonight is just that too, just across the river from their hometown they’ve sold out one of the finest venues around, as the grandiose Sage Two is the setting for the culmination of this three week tour. Opening the show are the fabulous Lower Slaughter whose deep bass and heavy riffs spirals up this cylinder of sound. It’s deep, it’s heavy and it’s angry, singer Sinead Young is a force to be reckoned with as she bounds around the stage. 

Her passion and angst permeates through these aggressive tracks which are compounded by relentless riffs, you couldn’t really ask for much more from an opening act their fervour and enthusiasm lights up this room tonight. As the lights go down and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs take to the stage, the excitement very quickly reaches fever pitch. The local heroes have returned and Matthew Baty and his band are here to bring the noise. Opening with 'GNT' it’s a ferocious start with Baty throwing himself around the stage in typical fashion, getting up close and personal with the crowd of adoring fans.

This deafening opening is backed by a slew of other tracks, they are in unrelenting form each track more powerful than the last. There is an unbridled sense of frivolity between tracks too as Baty addresses the crowd with anecdotes, whilst this packed crowd are undoubtedly having the time of their lives the band are resonating with their every cheer. The likes of 'Shockmaster' and 'Sweet Relief' sound truly out of this world in this wonderful venue. 

However, it is 'Cake Of Light' that elevates proceedings to a whole new level, this track sounds phenomenal performed with an insane level of passion and brilliance Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs prove why they’re selling out shows across the country. Closing out on the equally fervent 'A66' it caps a truly triumphant homecoming for the band, without doubt they are in the best form of their lives right now and 'King Of Cowards' sounds absolutely incredible. Without doubt they’ve proved how deserved they are of the plaudits that they continue to receive from across the board! 


Shonen Knife Set To Embark On Extensive UK & Eire 35th Year Tour

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Damnably Records artists Shonen Knife will, come 2016, have been a going concern for 35 years. To celebrate the fact the Japanese pop-punk trio will be releasing a new album in the Spring followed by undertaking a 21 date tour of the UK and Eire.

Tour dates in full are below and tickets are available for most shows here:-

April 14th Thur Manchester - Ruby Lounge
April 15th Fri Prestatyn Pontin's Holiday Centre ATP 2.00 : Stewart Lee Curates 
April 16th Sat Birmingham - Oobleck  
April 17th  Sun London - Dingwalls 
April 19th Tue Falmouth - Princess Pavilion 
April 20th Wed Southampton - Joiners 
April 21 Thur Brighton - The Haunt
April 22 Fri Guildford - Boileroom 
April 23 Sat Norwich - Arts Centre
April 24 Sun Colchester - Arts Centre 
April 26 Tue Leeds - Brudenell 
April 27 Wed Newcastle - Gateshead Sage 2
April 28 Thur Edinburgh - Summerhall 
April 29 Fri Glasgow - CCA 
April 30 Sat Dublin - Whelan's 
May 2 Mon Cork - Crane Lane 
May 4 Wed Liverpool -  Arts Club
May 5 Thur Nottingham - Maze 
May 6 Friday Leicester - Musician 
May 7 Sat Bedford - Esquires
May 8 Sun Bristol - Fleece

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